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BuilderID 2906

Builder Identification

Hagerstown, Maryland, 1940-1974.

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, by David H. Fox (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1991). —

    Born February 3, 1907; apprentice with Möller firm of Hagerstown, Maryland, 1921, representative in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, factory superintendent, 1940-1941, tonal director, 1944-1974; died 10 March 10, 1974 in Hagerstown.


    • J1: 378.
    • Music* May 1974, 14.
    • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.
    • Social Security Death Index.
    • The American Organist March 1990, 57.

    *Renamed The American Organist begining with January 1979 issue. —Ed.

  • From Organ Database Builders editor Stephen Hall, November 28, 2015. —

    John Henry Hose was born February 3, 1907 in Hagerstown, Maryland. He married Augusta White on December 27, 1930 in Hagerstown. He worked for the M.P. Moller firm his entire career. He apprenticed there, became head flue voicer, and was factory superintendent in 1940 and 1941. He was named tonal director in 1944. He became vice-president and tonal director of the company, a position he served in until his death at age 64. He died March 10, 1974 in Hagerstown, Maryland. He was buried in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Hagerstown.


    • From Geneology Page "Descendants of William Whitelock" accessed November 28, 2015,

  • See main entry: M.P. Möller, Inc.

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